Quite subtle, was hoping for a bit more expression but will let it unfold and see what happens. Edit: well, it was from the Coravin so of course was closed at first, 15 min later and I am hit with peaches, white flowers and a host of complexity on the palate. Bumped to 9.1 — 20 days ago
Light-yellow gold; quiet citrus-mineral nose; high-acid, mineral palate and little more. Is this shutting down or disappointing after the Montée de Tonnerre? (Tasted via Coravin.) — a month ago
Decided to go in with the Coravin for a glass of this gorgeous Napa Bordeaux blend.
Showing black fruits, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied, smooth and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry, spicy and fruity on the palate.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel, although still young and will be better in the next 10 years.
Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of her time.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 3 months ago
I’ve been savoring this bottle over several months using my Coravin. Sadly, finally finished it off. Just love tasting this golden beauty open up in the glass. Can’t wait to start on another bottle! — 4 months ago
Nose was a bit stunted after first pouring from the coravin but still had nice, funky, earthy notes of fall leaves and forest floor. The nose opened up dramatically over the next hour, giving off a perfumed, floral bouquet, with hints of plumb, game, and spice. Tannins are still firm but not overpowering. Palate hits you with slightly under-ripe cherry, plumb, leather, and pepper. — 12 days ago
En Magnum. This is how this wine needs to be enjoyed, from Magnum right about now over the next one or two years. Coravin a couple of glasses and this one that is first a blackberry and tar and saddle leather monster for the first 15 me minutes then turns into a Bush's baked beans, smoked pipe tobacco, hint of savory. Then turns into a grilled ribeye and baked potato with bacon bits. This is not usually my style, but I think because it is a little bit of both at the same time really makes this one a very intriguing wine. Need to start buying gear field a little bit more!! — 3 months ago
Really nice but needs some air. Had with coravin. — 3 months ago